• Birder on Village Creek Bridge in Turkey Creek Unit

    Big Thicket

    National Preserve Texas

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  • Hunter Registration Begins July 7

    Big Thicket National Preserve staff will begin issuing hunting permits for the 2014-2015 season on July 7, 2014, at the Preserve visitor center. The visitor center is open from 9 am to 5 pm daily. Please call 951-6700 for more information.


Hunting is allowed in the following areas of Big Thicket National Preserve: the Beaumont Unit, the Beech Creek Unit, the Big Sandy Creek Unit, the Lance Rosier Unit, and the Neches Bottom and Jack Gore Baygall Unit. Hunters may take white-tailed deer, squirrels, rabbits, waterfowl, and feral hogs. Free hunting permits are required and are available in person at the preserve visitor center. Please refer to the publications below for more information.

Hunting Brochure

Hunting Regulations 2011-2012

Did You Know?

Venomous Snake

Many kinds of snakes are found in the Big Thicket. Most are harmless, although the venomous cottonmouth, coral, copperhead, and various rattlesnakes do make this their home.